PROFILE: ELEANOR MURRAY

  Eleanor Murray is a time traveler. She pulls out her acoustic guitar and begins to stroke the maple neck, caressing the tightly wound strings, and as the vibrations grow louder a teal and vermillion portal opens up and, like she … Continued

SOTW: SiLM ~ H E K L A

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SiLM – “Hekla” from Adam Oelsner on Vimeo. Anacortes Washington feels like such an unlikely place for such quality music at such a quantity to emerge from. Any town can have an aberration, but for every band that potentially emerges … Continued

SOTW: THE LONELY FOREST ~ WARM/HAPPY

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Last week the Lonely Forest announced some sad news on their facebook page. “It is with sadness that we announce to the world that The Lonely Forest is going on an indefinite hiatus.” Without making the joke about a “mutual … Continued

TIDES SPOTLIGHT: KARL BLAU

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For the next month, as we work hard to raise the $12,000 necessary to produce and manufacture our original album of 10 different Washington based musicians, I’ll be highlighting everyone involved with their own feature here on the website. I … Continued

REVIEW: LAKE ~ CIRCULAR DOORWAY

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Not long after LAKE finished recording their upcoming release for K-Records, The World Is Real, founding member Lindsay Schief departed from the band. It was a tough moment for LAKE who’d recorded six albums together, and while neither party felt … Continued

REVIEW: LOVERS WITHOUT BORDERS 7″ SINGLE

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When I lived in Los Angeles I adopted a dog from an organization that rescued dogs from kill shelters, called Dogs Without Borders.  Everything about the group was pure intentioned and genuinely sweet, they used terms like “forever home” to … Continued

INTERVIEW WITH LAKE

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I attacked this profile from every  angle, I symbolized, I mythologized, I literalized and still I could not boil the essence of what LAKE is or what LAKE means to me, down to something simple and compact. By the mid … Continued

EPISODE 3. KARL BLAU

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UPDATED JANUARY 2015. From the Secretly-Important archives: Karl Blau discusses his musical theory about drawing a dragon, the origins of Kelp Lunacy and its transformation into KLAPS, the rich history of music in Anacortes Washington, and growing up on Samish … Continued

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